“Every human is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no others are, and to do what no other can do.”

– William Ellery Channing, 1780-1884

A late comer to the writing scene, Barbara explores different genres from contemporary romance, children’s books, paranormal worlds, and does a little delving into science-fiction and some poetry. Having lived just outside Venice (Carnevale ), it seemed  appropriate to let the masks represent the different worlds she would like to inhabit or at least write about.

Currently she is busy writing about her experiences as a budding writer and life in general in the Amorina Rose blog.  On days ending in ‘y’ she is found hard at work on The Unexpected series and wondering why it has taken her so long to do something she loves so much.


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Some exciting news:

Emotions in Eruption now has a sibling. To avoid rivalry I gave my first poetry book a new cover to co-ordinate with Emotions in Evolution, and a little freshening up because some lipstick never hurts (see below).  Both books are a poetic journey through life with Evolution leaning heavily on the flora and colours, nature so generously shares with us.

“Strickland pulls off what some writers don’t. She writes a steamy love scene, but all the emotions and love her characters feel are also present. She combines both aspects perfectly.”

“Barbara Strickland has written the kind of book I love: Deep characters, a passionate love, steamy sex, and lots of good, intricate plot.”

“Unexpected Obsession”


Unexpected Obsession has a trailer.


The Unexpected Series comprises romantic stories bridging the gap between Australia and the world, and proving that finding romance, is often possible when least expected.

Don’t forget to check out my poetry and share some time with me and my thoughts. I am hoping they connect with you.

Emotions in Eruption

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Emotions in Evolution

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